12 things white people can do now because Ferguson - Quartz
As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon. For the past few days my Facebook newsfeed has been full of stories about the incidents unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri. But then I realized something. For the first couple of days, almost all of the status updates expressing anger and grief about yet another extrajudicial killing of an unarmed black boy, the news articles about the militarized police altercations with community members and the horrifying pictures of his dead body on the city concrete were posted by people of color. Outpourings of rage and demands for justice were voiced by black people, Latinos, Asian Americans, Arab American Muslims. They have nothing to say? Why? However, I think the explanation is more complex and mirrors the silence of many people that I witness in real life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. People are literally dying.
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